Ticketing Technology Company Becomes First Provider to Make Google Pay Integration Accessible to Patrons in the Asia-Pacific Region
December 5, 2018 – As part of its vision to continuously develop and integrate ticketing technology that redefines the patron experience, Tickets.com today announced its launch of Passes in Google Pay™ — making it the first technology provider to extend the convenience of Google Pay tickets and mobile entry to Android users in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.
The new Google Pay feature for Tickets.com partners in the APAC region will debut in Australia ahead of Santa Claus Pub Crawl, a 25-year-old charity event taking place in Wollongong, south of Sydney on December 8. Tickets.com has been a long-standing partner for the event, dating back to 2010. Funds raised from ‘the longest continually run Santa Claus Pub Crawl in the world’ go directly to assisting disadvantaged children in the Illawarra via programs managed by the Salvation Army in Wollongong. Last year’s event raised more than $129,000.
“We’re honored that Tickets.com has chosen our event to launch Google Pay. As an event that strives to provide the best experience for all its attendees, having Google Pay to streamline the ticketing process, just adds to the uniqueness we are renown for,” said Neil Webster, Chairman of Santa Claus Pub Crawl for Charity. “Over the years, we’ve worked closely with the amazing team at Tickets.com to make Santa Claus Pub Crawl just a little better each year, and now we think we’ve reached the pinnacle.”
Tickets.com offers the benefits of Google Pay through integration with MyTickets™ – the patron-facing Tickets.com technology for managing inventory and account details. MyTickets account holders can manage their tickets, add them to Google Pay, and enter participating venues easier than ever before. Google Pay, a secure digital wallet and online payment platform, makes it simple to store and retrieve event tickets and boarding passes, send money, or cash in on rewards.
On working with Tickets.com, Google Pay Product Manager Prakash Hariramani commented: “We have created a rich ticketing experience that benefits both users and partners. Google Pay not only makes payments more convenient, but also enables users to easily add their tickets to Google Pay, manage them in one place, and enter participating venues easier than ever before. We’re excited to work with Tickets.com to enable their users for mobile ticketing.”
Hayley Dobbs, Service Delivery Manager at Tickets.com said: “We are continuously seeking new developments to offer our partner venues the latest advances in technology and consumer trends, bringing increased efficiencies to the ever-increasing expectation of patrons for smart and secure mobile experiences.”
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Tickets.com is a leading provider of fully integrated event ticketing solutions and services for thousands of top arts, entertainment, and sports organizations worldwide. Delivering the latest in ticketing technology, Tickets.com offers the advanced ProVenue® ticketing platform, which serves the core of a comprehensive suite of integrated features, products, and services that help clients enhance ticket sales, marketing efforts, and overall customer experience. Tickets.com is headquartered in Costa Mesa, CA, and has regional offices across the U.S. and internationally in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and Australia.
For more information please visit https://provenue.tickets.com/au
About Santa Claus Pub Crawl
The Santa Claus Pub Crawl is an annual charity event which was originally started by a small group of friends as a means of raising some Christmas spirit. This event is recognized as the longest continually run Santa Claus Pub Crawl in the world. In 2017 over $129,000 was raised for local charities. Over 10,000 people are expected to attend the event in 2018.
For more information please visit http://www.thesantaclauspubcrawl.com/